The most obvious benefit to landscaping is the beauty you get to enjoy all year round. However, there are many other benefits of landscaping and here are just a few reasons you can’t afford not to.
Economic Reasons to Landscape
“Landscaping can add as much as 14% to the resale value of a building and speed its sale by as much as 6 weeks.”
–Economic Benefits of Landscape–
Associated Landscape Contractors of America
- Landscaping Increases the value of your home.
- A landscaped garden can also improve the aesthetic quality of your home, making it feel like a much more pleasant place to be.
- Makes your home more attractive to prospective purchasers.
- Reduces the time your property is on the market.
- Reduces heating and cooling costs.
Even if you are not planning on selling your home anytime soon, having your garden landscaped now means you get time to enjoy your beautiful garden surroundings as well as knowing that your house is worth more than it was before.
It is a fact that garden landscaping by professional landscape contractors and landscape gardeners can reduce your utility bills and conserve energy. This is because during the winter months your garden’s trees, hedges, grasses and shrubs can protect your home from harsh winter winds while capturing the winter sun. On the other hand, in the summer the garden’s trees and hedges can absorb heat from the sun to help keep your home cooler.
Environmental / Health / Social Reasons to Landscape
“One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, equaling 11,000 miles of car emissions. Landscape plants, including shrubs and turf, remove smoke, dust and other pollutants from the air. One study showed that 1 acre of trees has the ability to remove 13 tons of particles and gases annually.”
–Enhancing Our Environment Through Landscaping–
Virginia Cooperative Extension, 1996
- Creates a healthier home by filtering pollutants and providing cleaner air.
- Keeps the family / individual fit by fostering an active lifestyle.
- Creates a beautiful environment to decrease our stress levels.
- Provides privacy– think: “Outdoor room!”
- Creates green buffer zones to increase the livability of our communities and high density developments.
- Local noise and heat reduction.
- Attractive environment for entertaining and relaxing.